NCAA Women's Golf
NCAA announces additional women's regional sites for 2023 and beyond
Following a controversy last spring, the NCAA announced in November that it would add two Division I women's golf regionals to the schedule beginning in 2022, and it has now identified the sites for next year and beyond. PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and TPC San Antonio will be among the six regional host sites in 2023.
Michigan State’s Forest Akers Golf Course and Tumblecreek Club (Cle Elum, Wash.) will host in 2024; the Rawls Course (Lubbock, Texas) and Birdwood Golf Club (Charlottesville, Va.) are sites for 2025; and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove (Huntsville, Ala.) and University of Michigan Golf Course (Ann Arbor) host in 2026.
The six-regional format begins this year, with Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, Calif.) and Vanderbilt Legends (Franklin, Tenn.) having been announced as the additional host sites.
Each of the six regionals will feature 12 teams and six individuals, with the top four teams and top two individuals (not on an advancing team) qualifying for the championships.
The NCAA moved to make the change after it had to cancel the 2021 regional at The University Club in Louisiana when bad weather didn’t allow players to hit a single shot at LSU’s home course. Expanding to six regionals reduces each field to 12 teams from 18 with the hope that fewer schools will allow regionals to be completed even if there are weather delays.